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Veganism, Archives, and Animals Geographies of a Multispecies World

By Catherine Oliver Copyright 2022
    162 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    162 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This book explores the growing significance of veganism. It brings together important theoretical and empirical insights to offer a historical and contemporary analysis of veganism and our future co-existence with other animals.

    Bringing together key concepts from geography, critical animal studies, and feminist theory this book critically addresses veganism as both a subject of study and a spatial approach to the self, society, and everyday life. The book draws upon empirical research through archival research, interviews with vegans in Britain, and a multispecies ethnography with chickens. It argues that the field of ‘beyond-human geographies’ needs to more seriously take into account veganism as a rising socio-political force and in academic theory. This book provides a unique and timely contribution to debates within animal studies and more-than-human geographies, providing novel insights into the complexities of caring beyond the human.

    This book will appeal to students and scholars interested in geography, sociology, animal studies, food studies and consumption, and those researching veganism.

    Introduction  Part 1: Pasts  1. Relational Animals  2. Genealogies of Animal Activism  3. Beyond-Human Geographies of Friendship  Part 2: Presents  4. The Contours of Contemporary Veganism  5. Embodied Knowledges, ‘Truth’, and Veganism  Part 3: Futures  6. Chicken-Human Relations  7. Multispecies Futures  Conclusion


    Catherine Oliver is a postdoctoral researcher, currently working on the ERC-funded Urban Ecologies project at the University of Cambridge. She completed her PhD on vegan geographies in 2020. Her research interests are veganism, beyond-human geographies, and friendship. Catherine can be found on twitter at @katiecmoliver.